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Mexico and USA present candidacy for 2027 Women’s World Cup; They project historic profits

CHICAGO (AP) – The Mexican Soccer Federation and the United States Soccer Federation presented a joint bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup on Friday and project revenue of $3 billion. Its proposal is planned to compete against Brazil and the joint plan of Germany, Holland and Belgium.

The expected income represents a large increase in this year’s tournament held in Australia and New Zealand, which according to FIFA $ 570 million. The candidacy of Mexico and the United States plans to attend 4.5 million people.

Brazil’s bid is estimated to earn the competition $99 million, excluding broadcast rights. While the European bid includes “a profit projection that exceeds what the Women’s World Cup has done in the past.”

According to the document published by FIFA, the candidacy of Mexico-USA. The proposed American venues are the same for the 2026 Men’s World Cup: Arlington, Texas; Atlanta; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Foxborough, Massachusetts; Houston; Inglewood, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Miami Gardens, Florida; Philadelphia; Santa Clara, California; and Seattle.

They may include other cities.

Mexico, for its part, is considering Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey — the three cities of the Men’s World Cup — as well as two others for 2027: León and Querétaro.

The American federation indicated that the candidacy is intended to take advantage of the efficiency of the 2026 men’s World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

“The United States and Mexico are in a unique position to host a World Cup that takes advantage of the same venues, infrastructure and protocols that were used for the men’s World Cup to be held just one year ago, ” said US federation president Cindy Parlow Cone in a statement. “As a result, we believe that the time is right to host a FIFA Women’s World Cup that will be a truly world-class experience for players and fans. “It will not only unlock the potential of economy of women’s football, but will send a message to young players around the world that there are no limits to what they can do.”

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European candidacy includes Brussels,

The European bid lists Brussels, Charleroi, Genk and Ghent in Belgium; Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen in Germany; as well as Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Enschede, Heerenveen and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Germany’s three largest cities were not included: Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

Europe suggests ticket prices between 20 to 70 euros ($21-75) for the group stage, and 50 to 125 euros ($53-$133) for the final, with discounts for children and those who bought in advance. They estimate that hospitality prices range from $160 to $640.

Brazil proposes Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo. In the 2014 World Cup they used 12 places, so they ended up in Curitiba and Natal.

The prices estimated in Brazil range from 17 to 52 dollars for the group stage and 37 to 84 dollars for the final, with an income of 57.4 million dollars.

The candidacy of Mexico and the United States does not show ticket prices.

The US federation said the plan would put the hosts in a position to fill large stadiums, with most venues holding more than 65,000 spectators.

The United States hosted the Women’s World Cup in 1991 and 1999.

The 1999 tournament attracted 1.2 million fans, an average of nearly 38,000 for each of the 32 games played in eight stadiums across the country.

The 2003 tournament, originally scheduled for China, was moved to the United States four months before the scheduled start due to the SARS virus and played in six smaller venues. There were 15 doubleheaders and the tournament drew nearly 680,000 fans, with an average of more than 21,000.

FIFA has set a deadline of Friday to present the proposals. South Africa also ran as a candidate in September, but withdrew its bid last month.

FIFA will conduct an inspection of the proposed venues in February and the FIFA Congress will vote on the venue in May.

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